Change on the Horizon


Hey there, everyone. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend full of great food and wonderful company. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I want to make you aware of some changes coming up this week here at Jamie Cooks It Up! For the past several months I have been working with a wonderful graphic designer (Pam Bowers of Canvas Sky Graphic Design). She has put together a darling, fun, clean new look for the blog that I love and am excited to share with you. More importantly than a new look, ย she has developed a new Recipe Index page that should make it much easier for you all to find recipes on my site. There will also be a new and improved search bar! Thank you for your patience with the current search bar. The thing is a hunk of junk, to put it plainly. I can’t wait to get it out of here and have the new and improved version up and running. Out with the old, bring on the new.

Here is what you need to know for this weeks posting.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) I will post a new recipe as usual.

Friday, the new design will be up front and center. However, there will be no new post until Monday. All of the recipes will still be here for your viewing pleasure (none of them are going anywhere) and the site is expected to continue running while we work (you will still be able to access the recipes), but ย things might look a little bit goofy while everything gets put into its proper place. If you know that you will be needing a specific recipe after Wednesday, it may be a good idea to print it off to it is readily available when you need it, just in case it becomes difficult to access it while things are being shuffled around. I will be working hard through the weekend making sure everything gets organized and put in order. I am crossing my fingers and toes that all goes well! Everything should be up and running in a much improved way by the beginning of next week.

Monday, I will post a blog tour to show you all of the new features. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next Tuesday I will have my Monthly Menu plan for you all, after that I will be back to my regular posting schedule.

Thank you in advance for your patience. I am really hoping these changes make the recipes much easier for you to access. That is my first and foremost concern.ย I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support you have given to me and this little old blog of mine. Thanks for coming here and making this food. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Have a great week!

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  1. 1
    May 28, 2013 at 7:27 am

    How exciting for you! I absolutely LOVE your recipes and I’d be lost without them.. haha. I had a Totally Jamie Cooks it up Memorial Day dinner yesterday.. we had Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich, Lumberjack Baked Beans, Cream Ranch Bacon and tomato Salad, and topped it off with Coconut Cream Poke Cake.. it was all YUMMY! Thank you soooo much!!

  2. 2
    May 28, 2013 at 7:42 am

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see the new look!

  3. 3
    May 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Hi Jamie,

    It’s Teri from the Attendance Office at Fort Herriman Middle. Just wandering if you would be interested in speaking at my daughter’s Super Saturday/Homemaking/Enrichment, sometime in November, not sure of the exact date. It sounds like they’d love to hear you speak to the entire group, possible cooking demo.

    My daughter lives in Herriman, her name is Blair Huston.

    My email is I look forward to hearing from you, and just in case you haven’t heard, there are only SIX AND A HALF DAYS left of school.


  4. 4
    May 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

    how exciting! you are my #1 resource for recipes, old and new ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5
    May 28, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for you all of your hard work with making the blog easier to navigate, maintaining it, and of course, all of your fabulous recipes!

  6. 6
    Carrie Peterson
    May 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Can’t wait to see the new blog. How exciting! ๐Ÿ™‚ I make your recipes ALL the time and haven’t ever really had a problem finding anything, but am excited to see the new. Thanks for your hard work and all you do! You are amazing and wonderful! Love you! -Carrie P.

  7. 7
    May 28, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I look forward to your new blog design. Gosh – makes me think I should do something with mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. 8
    May 28, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Whew….glad your not going anyplace!

    • 9
      February 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Totally true!I, too, used to think people that ate ogarnic or snuffed at my name brand-filled shopping cart were the ones with issues. It’s hard to switch to the mindset that when you know where every ingredient is coming from, it makes so much more sense than factory products!I reposted this on my website and linked back.. hope you don’t mind!

  9. 10
    May 28, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I have tried so many of your recipes, Jami, and I can’t WAIT to see the new blog look!

  10. 11
    May 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

    How exciting!
    I really enjoy all of your recipes! Thanks!

  11. 12
    May 28, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Ya! Can’t wait to see the new look! Spring is a great time for new beginnings! We enjoyed the Coconut Cream Cake over the weekend – new family favorite! And with the cold spell we’ve had we enjoyed the Beef Tips with noodles yesterday! Love your site! Thanks for all your hard work!


  12. 13
    May 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Can’t wait!!!

  13. 14
    May 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

    You’re going to be very busy this weekend. I hope the family with be cooking dinner for you. Love your recipes. You are my #1 go to website for recipes! Thank you for all your hard work.

  14. 15
    May 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Can’t wait to see the new recipe index and design of the website. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  15. 16
    May 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Yay – so excited to see your new look! I made up a double-batch of your creamy baked macaroni and cheese for our memorial day block party. Since the weather was a little cloudy and chilly, I opted for warm comfort food rather than chilled pasta and boy, was it a hit!! I’ve been told by nearly all the neighbors that regardless of weather, I will be expected to make this for our 4th of July and Labor Day get-togethers as well. Another tried and true recipe thanks to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Renee G
    May 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Love your site and can’t wait to see the new one. You would not believe how many of your recipes have become my favorites. So glad you will still have a site.

    • 18
      February 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      I giggled when I saw this on FB we haven’t had a mcrvowaie for about a year. Ours broke and we never got around to replacing it. When we had the cash we were so used to doing without it, so ta-da. We only missed it the first few weeks.

  17. 19
    May 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    WOW it’s exciting to hear about the upcoming changes. I know they will be beneficial to all of your fans. Your recipes and postings are wonderful. We will gladly be patient while “the works in process”. Certainly are looking forward to the next week and each one thereafter:)

  18. 20
    May 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I do so love your recipes….and I am looking forward to your updated improvements. I am sure it will be great, a big thank you for helping all of us out here in la la land.m

  19. 21
    Marie in Va
    May 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Looking forward to seeing all the new changes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 22
    May 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for your awesome blog!

  21. 23
    Kelly J
    May 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I can’t wait for the new recipe tool, love your site Jamie!!!

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